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Kick-off the summer with reading club

By Eleanor Bertin

Happy 155th birthday, Canada!

For an old gal who’s been through so much, Canada looks pretty good for her age.

Reading local history books is a great way to see the contrast between what our part of the country was like when it was being homesteaded and how it is now. You’ll find the stories of Stettler and surrounding communities available at the library.

Although the library will be closed on Friday, Canada Day, we’ll be out celebrating at the Stettler Town & Country Museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The whole family can enjoy the Museum’s pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m., then stay for the fun activities that we are excited to be part of.

The library will be offering up a puppet show on the half hour, balloon animals, and crafts while our friends at the FCSS are bringing bouncy castles and so much more! Plan to spend the day at the Museum and then head over to West Stettler Park for the evening entertainment and cupcakes at 7 pm.

Kids:

Unleash the power of the sun with a magnifying glass! Something Cool After School will be experimenting with the sun’s rays on Thu, June 30 at 4 pm. Kids ages 6 and up are asked to call the library to pre-register.

Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales old and new, and from far and wide as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns with our Summer Reading Club 2022, starting July 4.

Whatever stories you read this summer, they’re bound to inspire you to delve further into the magical realm of literature and you might even win a prize! Register kids aged 5 – 18 today.

Summer Reading Club activities start at the library the week of July 4 with fun programs on Mondays and Tuesdays. Children aged 5-8 are invited to sign up for programs at 10:30 a.m. and youth ages 9+ are invited to sign up for programs at 2:30 p.m.

The Summer Reading Gardening Club will be painting plant pots and planting radishes on Wed, July 6, 3-4 p.m. at the library.

Make something fun with clay during Crafty Thursdays on July 7, 10:30 to 12 p.m., open to all ages. Foodies aged 5-18 are invited to Cooking Club on Thursdays to practice your culinary skills making pizza wheels and nacho scoopers from 3-4:30 p.m. Please register by calling the library.

On Fri, July 8, the whole family can join the fun with Giant Games in the Park, from 3-6 p.m. There will be giant checkers, Yahtzee, croquet, and other fun games for you to enjoy together.

Read & Rhyme for kids aged 0-5 continues Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

Join us at the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then meet us over at West Stettler Park (weather permitting) on Fridays. If it rains we will skip the great outdoors and meet at the library.

On Sat, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. join us and our friends from the Stettler Family Resource Network for the Teddy Bear Picnic!

Bring your favourite teddy bear and things to keep you comfortable in the sun (hat, sunscreen, blanket and water) and meet us at the Gazebo in the Memorial Park next to the Wm E. Hay Secondary Campus. We will have games, songs, stories, crafts, and snacks for everyone to enjoy!

Adults:

Even though Crystal will be taking a vacation, that doesn’t mean that Crystal’s Craft Club is taking a break too! Join our special guest host, Rhonda, to try your hand at making jewelry out of polymer clay on Thu, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. Call to register.

Does your resume need a revamp?

Our volunteer resource person has more than thirty years of experience in employment support and is available for consultations on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Call to book an appointment.

Brush up on your English skills with Conversation Café each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Join other language learners with some English conversation over a cup of coffee or tea in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. All levels are welcome.

Are you looking for something to do on Thursdays afternoons at 1 p.m.?

Come and join the Afternoon Friends for a great time with others ages 18 and up. We don’t know what we are going to get up to but a fun time is guaranteed.

All Ages:

Thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program, the Stettler Public Library is pleased to present the Women X Women portrait exhibit.

Featuring the art of fifteen female artists, it showcases works from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ permanent collection that span several decades—from 1947 to 2015. Take the chance to see this incredible exhibit the next time that you are at the Library.

“I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos.

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